Ten days after Hurricane Sandy hit, roughly 10 percent of households in Glen Rock and Ridgewood remain without power, according to the latest PSE&G figures.
The latest work schedule from the embattled utility shows 880 customers – or, 8.6 percent – in Ridgewood still in the dark as of early Thursday morning. About 11 percent of borough households – 527 – also remain without power.
The utility says full restoration to both towns should come by Saturday, with more than half of those remaining back up on the grid by the end of Thursday.
Residents in both communities told Patch they saw a number of out-of-state utility workers making repairs to lines, including on S. Irving St. in Ridgewood where a live wire has terrified a community for well over a week.
"For many, last week's storm has evolved into this week's inconvenience - one characterized by school delays, gas lines and clean up efforts," Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn said in a statement Thursday morning. "But for others – for too many of our friends and neighbors – this storm remains very much a present, miserable reality. Their struggle continues. Their homes remain cold and dark. Their lives remain disrupted. For them, Hurricane Sandy continues."
The utility said it expected full power to be restored in Ridgewood on Saturday, Nov. 3 and in Glen Rock on Monday, Nov. 5.
Those dates came and went, leading residents and officials to pan the utility for miscommunicating with residents.
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